I'm building a 8 string bass for a buddy. Im actually on planning the second neck for the build. The first neck was a single piece of mahogany and even with CF stiffening rods it could not handle the string tension. I ended up snapping the truss rod. I've bought some flatsawn maple I plan to laminate (on its side it'll be quartersawn, y'all know) and I got some wenge to add stringers. My buddy saw the wenge and wants that as the center chunk of the neck. So maple/wenge/maple. Its an inch thick so it'd be the primary structure of the neck. Do you think it would be up to the tast? The wenge is flat sawn as well so the grain will be vertical in the neck but I'm still a little worried. I just don't know if it'll be as strong as the maple. Thoughts?